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Graduate School

Graduate School

Columbus State University provides masters and specialist degrees in more than 35 areas of study and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships,and engagement in discovery and practice. You can expect one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty and a close working relationship with your advisor. Moreover, faculty mentors guide you to service, publication, presentation, and research opportunities. CSU also offers high-level opportunities for research, service, and teaching. CSU's graduate tuition for Georgia residents and non-residents is competitive. Information to answer many prospective student questions is on the graduate admissions website.

News: CSU Grad School Programs Advance in 2022 U.S. News Rankings

  Why I Chose CSU for my Graduate Studies

Recently the Graduate School asked students to create a 45-75 second video introducing themselves, their program, and expected date of graduation. They were also asked to tell why they chose CSU, what they love about their graduate program and how it has helped "Create You" for the future. Taylor Elston's video is featured below.

Watch All of the "Why I Chose CSU for My Graduate Studies" Videos  

  Graduate Impact Series


Columbus State University graduates have impact in the region, nation, and world. Dwayne White is featured below.

View More From the Graduate Impact Series  

"I once heard someone say, 'the Creator didn’t give you another day in your life because you need it; he gave it because someone else out there needs you.'"

Dwayne White

Dwayne White, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Master of Public Administration, Criminal Justice Track (2013)

Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2016)

"Well, I certainly do credit my not-so-enviable upbringing and experiences at CSU as the main catalyst for the drive I have felt, for decades, to provide help for persons our society too often neglects and marginalizes." Read his story here   (PDF)

  Upcoming Events

Spring 2022

  • Network & Knowledge Connection: TBA
  • Professional Development Series: TBA
  • Spring Break: March 12–18, 2022
  • Graduate Writing Retreat: March 26, 2022
  • 3MT Competition: April 21, 2022